BARBARA’S BOOK

Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith" book cover with photo of author Barbara Falconer Newhall

"Any seeker of any faith will be blessed to read the words of this fine author and observer."

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East Bay Heritage Quilters — Quilts, Dazzling Quilts

Quilts and sewing supplies on display at the East Bay Heritgage Quilters show "Voices in Cloth 2016" in richmond, CA Photo by Barbara Newhall

Quilts and quilters were everywhere at the East Bay Heritage Quilters 2016 show Voices in Cloth in Richmond, California, last month. Read more.

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The Baby Quilts Are Ready — Now All We Need Are the Babies

Author Barbara Falconer Newhall with the four calico crazy quilts she designed for the four grandchildren she hopes she'll have. Photo by Jon Newhall

Grandchild No. One is due in February, and I’ve managed to finish the baby quilt in plenty of time . . . Make that four baby quilts. Read more.

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Visions of the Baby Jesus Light Up Centuries of Art

Madona and child painting. The Cologne cathedral. churches. mary. madonna. Housed in the Lady Chapel, this is the Dombild by Stefan Lochner, a local painter early 15th century. Photo by Barbara Newhall

The Baby Jesus. Far away and long ago a baby was born, one who has inspired centuries of artists — and lights up the dark days of winter. Read more.

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Holiday Gifts: Fun, Funky Fiber Art — Woolly Scarves, and Down and Dirty Angels

Cordelia De Vere's fiber art doll, "Vintage Angel #3." As she healed from cancer, her dolls became more light-filled. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Funky Gifts: Fiber art gets earthy these days in Berkeley, where even angels can get down and dirty. Read more.

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Funny, Funky Gift Ideas — Bernie Sanders Earrings and Clocks Made of Vintage Books

Earrings with photo of Bernie Sanders. $20 by Fuff. At the Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios 2015.

Thanks to the ever-creative minds of Berkeley, California, a funny, funky gift can be yours to give — Bernie Sanders earrings or a wall clock made of vintage hardcover books. Read more.

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Dying Jesus . . . Dying Churches?

The flogging of Jesus Christ, and crucifixion, a painting at the Melk Abbey, Austria. Photo by Barbara Newhall

I saw a lot of Jesus in the old European churches I visited last month. Sad to say, in church after church, Jesus was almost always dead or dying. Read more.

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